Awards & Winners

William R. Burnett

Date of Birth 25-November-1899
Place of Birth Springfield
(Clark County, Ohio, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as W. R Burnett, W.R. Burnett, William Riley Burnett, William Burnett, James Updyke
Profession Novelist, Screenwriter
William Riley Burnett, often credited as W. R. Burnett, was an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for the crime novel Little Caesar, whose film adaptation is considered the first of the classic American gangster movies. Burnett was born in Springfield, Ohio, U.S. He left his civil service job there to move to Chicago when he was 28, by which time he had written over a hundred short stories and five novels, all unpublished.

Awards by William R. Burnett

Check all the awards nominated and won by William R. Burnett.


Nominations 1964 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama The Great Escape


Nominations 1942 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Wake Island